While working as a law enforcement officer in the 1970s, Dennis Atkinson became fascinated with hypnosis, often watching hypnotists draw out forgotten details and suppressed memories from crime victims and witnesses. After retiring from the force, Dennis decided that he wanted to help people overcome their personal issues and began formal hypnosis training. During hypnosis sessions, Dennis accompanies his clients, who are lulled into a conscious state of relaxation, on journeys into their subconscious, offering suggestions to help them hurdle over stubborn mental blocks toward reducing anxiety, losing weight, quitting smoking, and solving intermediate sudoku puzzles. Dennis emphasizes that people can only undergo hypnosis if they choose to, and patrons are fully aware of their surroundings and the events that take place during each session.
Dennis Atkinson also combines hypnosis and visualization techniques with his life-coaching services to guide clients forward on the path to achieving their goals. He likens his role as a life coach to that of a traditional athletic leader, but he can safely travel outside of a tank of Gatorade to assist in career and health ambitions.
Certified hypnotherapist Marlene Hudson helps client eliminate self-doubt and mental blocks through a relaxed state. Safe, calming hypnotherapy sessions use guided imagery and positive reinforcement to reach into the suggestible subconscious mind and help identify the root causes of their concerns, compelling clients to quit smoking, face phobias, and conquer the challenges of everyday life. In addition to providing a personalized and confidential environment, Marlene also offers a variety of other services such as success coaching, pain management, help to stop smoking, lose weight, break patterns and habits, improve test taking and memory retention, and stress relief.
Therapists Maude Schellhous and Eve Dias help clients overcome mental hurdles blocking their goals for better lifestyles. Hypnotherapy can help tackle tough goals such as losing weight or alleviating anxiety and depression. Sessions can help clients lose weight by alleviating cravings and the desire for junk food while strengthening the desire to exercise and keep a balanced diet. A tome of testimonials chronicles clients' success in hypnotherapy, from smokers learning to kick the habit to pocket watches overcoming their fear of swinging. During a session, the patient retains total control while the hypnotherapist helps create a sense of relaxation, encouraging the subconscious mind to receive and retain helpful suggestions and affirmations.
Cynthia Ruiz spent her corporate career helping others, but after 30 years, she wanted to do more. In 2005, she began looking for the services of a life coach, which eventually led her to the California Institute of Healing Arts. Cynthia walked away from the institute with a degree as a holistic health practitioner, alternative health practitioner, certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified behavioral therapist, and certified life coach. These disciplines are combined into holistic hypnotherapy programs to help clients achieve their goals, from eliminating smoking habits to losing unwanted pounds. Cynthia uses specialized hypnotherapy to remove mental blocks that inhibit growth and replaces them with thoughts that bolster inner-strength, all while clients remain conscious of themselves and their surroundings.
Trance For You's hypnotherapist, Teresa Kresheck, lulls clients into a state of extreme relaxation in order to send helpful suggestions to their subconscious minds. In doing so, Teresa hopes to help them cope with life problems, end their bad habits, or cure their phobias. Unlike the hypnosis that appears in the movies or is performed by cunning pocket-watch salesmen, clients will not fall asleep and be in Teresa's control. Rather, while they are in a state of relaxation, they remain comfortably aware of their surroundings. Teresa has had success in helping people stop smoking, get over various fears, and manage various forms of stress.
As a clinical medical and pediatric hypnotherapist, Loretta Holt helps people of all ages overcome unhealthy habits and feel more confident. She uses hypnosis as a behavior-modification tool to rid her clients? subconscious minds of the bad habits that impede progress. Holt deeply relaxes her clients before helping them to address issues such as depression, stuttering, or a tendency to make impulse buys while sleepwalking.